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celesta

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(It., Fr. céleste).

Small kbd. instr. not unlike glockenspiel. Patented in Paris by Auguste Mustel in 1886, his father Victor having constructed the instrument. Series of steel...

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Celesta

James Holland, Blades James and Anne Beetem Acker.

in Oxford Music Online

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 327 words.

(Fr. céleste).

A keyboard idiophone in the form of a small upright piano, patented by Charles Victor Mustel (b Le Havre, 13 June 1815; d Paris, 25 June 1890) in 1886. His son...

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Celesta

James Blades.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 252 words.

(Fr. céleste)

A keyboard instrument (in the form of a small upright piano) invented by Auguste Mustel in 1886; metal plates (usually steel) suspended over resonating boxes are...

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celesta

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(It., Fr. céleste).

Small kbd. instr. not unlike glockenspiel. Patented in Paris by Auguste Mustel in 1886, his father Victor having constructed the instrument. Series of steel...

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Celesta (jazz)

Alyn Shipton.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz. 309 words.

[celeste]

A keyboard instrument in the form of a small upright piano, invented by the Frenchman Auguste Mustel in 1886. The sounding mechanism consists of a set of metal...

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celesta

Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 109 words.

Small kbd. instr. not unlike glockenspiel. Patented in Paris by Auguste Mustel in 1886, his father Victor having constructed

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Celesta

in The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments

January 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 325 words.

A keyboard idiophone in the form of a small upright piano, patented by Charles Victor Mustel (b Le Havre,

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celesta

in The Oxford Companion to Music

P ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 151 words.

A keyboard instrument resembling a small upright piano. Its steel bars, each resting on felt supports over an individual wooden resonator box, are struck with small piano hammers, thus...

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celesta

Edited by Joyce Bourne.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 119 words.

Small keyboard instrument not unlike glockenspiel. Patented in Paris by Auguste Mustel in 1886, his father Victor having constructed the instrument. Series of steel plates (suspended over...

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celesta noun

Jennifer Speake and Mark LaFlaur.

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English

January 1999; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 26 words.

L19 pseudo-Latin (apparently based on French céleste).

Music A small keyboard instrument in which hammers strike on steel plates, producing

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Zones of Impingement: Two Movements from Bartók's Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta

Jonathan W. Bernard.

in Music Theory Spectrum

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Journal Article. 0 words.

The first and third movements of Béla Bartóks Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta (1936) are subjected to a pitch-based (here strictly distinguished from pc-based) analysis, with the...

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Lady of Shalott, The

Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 34 words.

Cantata by Phyllis Tate, setting of Tennyson's poem, for ten., va., perc., 2 pf., and celesta. Comp. 1956 for

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dulcitone

Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 28 words.

Kbd. instr. similar to celesta, but with steel tuning forks instead of steel plates. In Fr. known as typophone

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Tuning-fork instruments

in The Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments

January 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 421 words.

Instruments, mostly with keyboards, that incorporate tuning forks as the sound source; their descendant the celesta rapidly became a more

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dulcitone

Edited by Joyce Bourne.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 30 words.

Keyboard instrument similar to *celesta, but with steel tuning forks instead of steel plates. In Fr. known as typophone...

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Mustel organ

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Kbd. ‘cabinet organ’ invented by V. Mustel (b Le Havre, 1815; d Paris, 1890), whose son Auguste (1842–1919) patented the celesta in 1886.

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Chansons de Bilitis

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

3 settings by Debussy, 1897–8, for v. and pf. of prose‐poems by Pierre Louÿs. They are La Flûte de Pan, La Chevelure, and Le tombeau des Naïades. Orch. version 1926 by Delage. Incidental...

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Lady of Shalott

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Music.

Cantata by Phyllis Tate, setting of Tennyson's poem, for ten., va., perc., 2 pf., and celesta. Comp. 1956 for 10th anniv. of BBC 3rd Programme. Also cantata by Maurice Jacobson.

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dulcitone

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Kbd. instr. similar to celesta, but with steel tuning forks instead of steel plates. In Fr. known as typophone. Used by d'Indy in Chant de la Cloche.

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Keyboard Instruments

Arthur Lawrence.

in Music

P ublished online June 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Music; Applied Music; Ethnomusicology; Music Theory and Analysis; Musicology and Music History; Music Education and Pedagogy. 6363 words.

Keyboard instruments comprise chordophones (clavichords, harpsichords, pianos, virginals, hurdy gurdies), aerophones (harmoniums, pipe organs, accordians), idiophones (carillions,...

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Paul Sacher

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(b Basle, 1906; d Basle, 1999).

Swiss cond. Founded Basle Chamber Orch. 1926, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis 1933. Cond. Zurich Collegium Musicum (chamber orch.) from 1941. Dir.,...

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